'The Briitish Music Society of York is not quite what the name might lead you to think. It is simply an organisation which, as its core activity, stages six chamber music concerts per year, its season running from October to March. For historical reasons, however, it still has more the structure of a music society: its subscribers are called members, and the Society's committee and officers are appointed at an AGM, held in May or June.'
'Based in a medieval church in York. Home of the internationally acclaimed York Early Music Festival, the NCEM promotes a year-round series of jazz, world, folk and early music concerts as well as a thriving education programme.'
'Non-residential holiday orchestra in York, open to all young musicians aged 6–21, and catering for all levels of experience, from pre-grade 1 to grade 8+. There are five different orchestras, meaning that players of all abilities have a great opportunity to have fun making music and new friends, whether they have been learning their instrument for just six months or are accomplished musicians who have been playing for several years ... Yorchestra courses are held during the school holidays at Easter, Summer and Christmas.'
'The City of York’s leading chamber orchestra, based in the beautiful setting of St Olave’s Church, Marygate, in York ... Performs three concerts each year. The orchestra does not rehearse on a weekly basis – six intensive rehearsals are scheduled over a 2 week period prior to each concert. The Academy may number between 15 and 45 players according to the requirements of the programme. Players are invited from a large pool of instrumentalists, according to the forces required. The orchestra’s repertoire ranges from music of the seventeenth century to that of the present day; from Corelli and Purcell through Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven to Stravinsky, Britten and Tavener.'
'An amateur group who specialise in playing music from the shows, light instrumental music, waltzes, marches and overtures. We have an extensive library of music ranging from traditional to modern pieces ... There are no formal auditions to join, and your only commitment is to attend as many of the rehearsals as possible, support our concerts and enjoy yourself.'
'York Minster's calendar is packed with more than 300 services, performances and events. In addition to our regular pattern of daily services and our services for Advent and Christmas and Lent and Easter, we also host confirmations, consecrations, concerts, lectures, drama performances, exhibitions and dinners. If you are thinking about holding an event at York Minster we need as much notice as possible so that we can work with you to ensure that your event is a success ...'
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